May 03rd, 2016
HOW ONLINE BOOKSELLERS CAN GET MORE BOOKS FOR GREAT PRICES AT MOM AND POP THRIFT STORES
Generally, book pricing is standard to Goodwill and other large thrift store chains. But, Mom and Pops still need to stay competitive when these other, often more larger, stores are within driving distance of their store. But in many cases, books at independent thriftstores are priced from $.50 to $2. Sometimes larger books (art, photography, or current bestselling novels) will be priced higher. A lot here has to do with managements, or the owners interest in books. Books are usually a low ticket item. Clothing and furniture are the mainstay with most thrifts.
As with all retail sources you should ask the proprietor, or employees, if the owner is more often an absentee owner, when books are added to the shelves. Write the days and times down and make it a plan to be there at that time.
Many thrift store operators will have more than one location.
Here are the most important points and strategies when dealing with mom and pop thrift store operators:
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